Police hunt for gang members in Brooklyn murder likened to Junior Guzman attack

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- The NYPD has released video of a group of 10 suspects involved in a gang murder in Brooklyn that authorities are comparing to the #JusticeForJunior case that sparked nationwide outrage.

Police describe the fatal shooting, which happened on Elton Street in East New York on March 19, as random and unprovoked, and they likened it to the deadly attack on Lesandro "Junior" Guzman.

The 21-year-old, identified as Tyquan Eversley, was fatally shot after being chased down by the group, and through numerous surveillance videos, detectives were able to track the chasing of the victim down streets and through backyards.

"The victim is literally running up and down blocks trying to escape these individuals," NYPD Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said. "The victim now is literally running for his life...and he is literally hiding behind a parked car for his life as the group is searching for him."

Eventually, he jumped over a fence and landed on another fence, where he became stuck in barbed wire.

While he was trapped, one man threw a large rock at him before another shot him multiple times.

Eversley was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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Authorities have already arrested one suspect, identified as 25-year-old Michael Reid, and charged him with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. He's accused of throwing the rock.

The other nine -- including the gunman -- are still being sought, and while the identities of four are known to police, they are asking for the public's help in identifying the rest.

Police made the grim comparison of this attack to the one on Guzman, who was dragged from a bodega in the Bronx and killed with a machete last June.

"This is a gun, not a machete or a knife, but you have gang involvement and literally hoodlums with no fear of the law organized, driving around in cars looking for this individual and chasing him down and killing him," NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said.

Anyone with information in regard to the identities of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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